COVID-19 Notice: We are open to visitors for trial flights 1 June 2021. If you have a voucher for a flight with us, or you are interested in purchasing one, then the booking system is now open for flight bookings.
Our June, July, and August courses are now all fully booked. However we are thinking about additional 5 day courses if there is sufficient demand, as well as one day courses. Please contact us for details.
If you would just like to visit us to see what goes on at a gliding club, and to watch the gliders taking off and landing, then you will be very welcome.
We offer two different types of flight for visitors and gliding gift vouchers are available for both.
A Gliding Experience Voucher (£70) and a Trial Lesson Voucher (£75)
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Presented as a Gift Certificate. £70
Delivery via Royal Mail 1st Class Post.
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Presented as a Gift Certificate. £75
Delivery via Royal Mail 1st Class Post.
The Gliding Experience Flight Voucher
Our qualified pilots can give you a glider experience flight in one of our two seater aircraft. You will be able to enjoy the local sights and experience the thrill of silently soaring over the Warwickshire countryside.
The Gliding Trial Lesson Voucher
Our qualified instructors give you a glider flying lesson in one of our two seater, dual control gliders, and they will offer you every opportunity to handle the controls once the glider is airborne.
About the Gift Vouchers
The vouchers are similar to greetings cards, and are intended as presents for family and friends. They open up like a greetings card, have space inside for a personal message, and have advice on the back about how to contact us, find our airfield, and what to wear.
About the Glider Flights
There will be a full briefing on safety, how we control the glider, and what to expect during the flights. The duration of each flight depends entirely on the conditions of the day and, because of the uncertainties of the weather, we cannot guarantee flight times. However there is no time limit for using the voucher, so it can be kept it until fine weather when the chance of a thermal soaring flight is better. In that event each flight may last a maximum of 20 minutes in the air. After landing there will be a debrief, we will record the flight details on a logsheet and starting the following day you will be entitled to a 28 day membership of our club. You may then return, if you wish, and take more flights at club rates, under the same system as all other club members.
We fly all year round when conditions are suitable. We can usually welcome visitors at weekends, and we are also usually open on Tuesdays and Thursdays between April and October. We run an online booking system, so you can book your preferred day and timeslot. You will need to phone again on the day of your flight between 9 am and 10 am to confirm your booking and check that conditions are suitable for flying visitors. Full instructions are included in the voucher pack.
There are some constraints on the age, size, and health of the people we can fly with. The only considerations are for your safety and the safety of your instructor. If any of these apply to the person you are buying the voucher for, please read the relevant information.
This is your First Flight in a glider, or it’s your first visit to us
You are 17 Years Old or Younger
You are particularly Large or Small
You are concerned about your Physical Fitness
You have a Disability
Cameras: if you want to take pictures during the Glider Experience flight then this is usually possible provided that the camera has a strap so that it can be securely attached to you and it cannot be dropped inside the glider while you are flying (so no mobile phone cameras).
If you are in any doubt about any of the above information, please contact Ian Kennedy by email.